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Sat May 14, 2022, 10:19 AM

7 Wisconsin counties hit High levels of COVID-19 activity

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Seven Wisconsin counties are now registering High levels of COVID-19 activity as more and more other counties move from Low to Medium status. Less than a month ago, the map tracking COVID-19 Community Levels on the Department of Health Services website was completely green, reflecting the fact the CDC considered every one of the counties fell into the low category.

Since then, counties started turning yellow as they passed into Medium levels. On Friday, Wisconsin saw its first Orange, i.e. High, counties since DHS switched to reporting CDC’s community levels rather than its own classification system. None of the septet were in south-central Wisconsin. However, among the counties in the region, the number that are colored yellow has increased to eight. One of the counties seeing worsening levels on the CDC, Rock Co., released a statement Thursday noting the change.

In it, the Rock Co. Public Health Department acknowledged the increasing number of cases, which it pegged at 275 per 100,000 residents, but pointed out that hospitalization and bed capacity has not changed significantly. It attributed that to the counties high vaccination rate.

“We are cautiously optimistic that the level of immunity we currently have in the community will prevent some of the serious illnesses that we have experienced in prior COVID-19 surges,” Health Officer Katrina Harwood said, adding that surges in hospitalizations tend to have an approximately two-week lag from case increases.

maps at link: https://www.nbc15.com/2022/05/13/7-wisconsin-counties-hit-high-levels-covid-19-activity/

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Sat May 14, 2022, 10:35 AM

1. Hospitalizations are up 20 percent in the last two weeks in Wisc. - ICU numbers flat

According to dhs.wisconsin.gov ICU numbers are flat thankfully despite hospitalizations rising 20 percent in the last two weeks.

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